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Forum / CoC Rules - Updated 08/22/2017

Postby dasadevil » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:34 pm

Last Updated: 08/22/17 - Updated signature rules

The forums and website are here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss ideas, give advice, and converse about other aspects of Bad Dragon with fellow members. The community forums and primary website are at their best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy. Therefore, we ask that you conduct yourself in a civilized manner while participating in these forums.

The guidelines and rules listed below explain what behavior is expected of you and what behavior you can expect from other community members. Note that the following guidelines are not exhaustive, and may not address all manner of offensive behavior. As such, the forum moderators shall have full discretion to address any behavior that they feel is inappropriate. Your access to the forums and website is a ‘privilege’, and not a ‘right’. We reserve the right to suspend your access to the forums and website at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, your failure to abide by these guidelines.

We reserve the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis. The action we take may be more lenient or more severe than those listed under each category:

Glossary
Forum Thread: A 'thread' of comments on a single subject
Forum Post: A comment made on a Forum Thread.

Abuse of Site Tools

This category includes:

  • Using any of the site tools, such as reporting or editing posts, or any other site tool in a fashion that can be construed as disruptive, spamming, or defamatory
  • Putting spam/unintelligible text/speech in any of the profile/signature fields
  • Repeatedly submitting username change requests
  • Using Unicode in tickets, username changes, or any other use of site tools
  • Using any of the site tools to “backseat moderate”
  • Reporting posts, threads, comments, or any other site media that is older than 6 months

Advertising

This category includes:

  • Any non-beneficial, non-approved related businesses, organizations, or websites
  • Can be linked with Spamming or Trolling if it is used multiple times in a short period of time

Age Restrictions

This category includes:

  • Any persons under the age of 18
  • Any comment or evidence of being under the age of 18

Backseat Moderating

This category includes:

  • Implying moderator/administrator privileges where none exist
  • Non-administrator/moderator/staff threatening to use disciplinary actions against another user
  • Demanding, ordering, or otherwise stating to an administrator/moderator/staff certain administrative actions to be taken against another user

Bestiality

This category includes:

  • Creating a post, forum post, or thread that is an inappropriate reference to real-life bestiality, sexual relations, or bodily functions
  • Linking or commenting on a website that promotes material that contains inappropriate references to real-life bestiality, sexual relations, or bodily functions

Circumventing a Suspension / Ban

This category includes:

  • Posting anything on another account
  • Having someone post on your behalf

Creating Duplicate Forum Threads

This category includes:

  • Creating forum threads about existing topics less than six months old
  • Creating a separate forum thread about an existing topic for further discussion in another forum category
  • Creating a separate forum thread about an existing locked topic for further discussion in any forum or site


Disregard of the Site Administration

This category includes:

  • Failure to abide by direct instructions by an administrator, moderator, and/or employee of Bad Dragon Forums

Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information

This category includes:

  • Releasing or assisting in releasing any real-life information about other members or employees of Bad Dragon

Harassing or Defamatory

This category includes:

  • Insultingly refer to any individuals, including users, site staff, or Bad Dragon employees
  • Performing actions which result in ongoing harassment to any individuals, including users, site staff, or Bad Dragon employees

Major Religions, Religious Figures, Political Parties, or Political Figures

This category includes:

  • Any discussion in forum posts, threads, or comments regarding major religions or religious figures
  • Any discussion in forum posts, threads, or comments regarding major political parties or political figures

National Hatred

This category includes:

  • Promoting national hatred
  • Creating posts, threads, or comments with recognized national slurs
  • Creating posts, threads, or comments with hateful content
  • Alluding to symbols of national hatred

Illegal Drugs or Activities

This category includes:

  • Forum threads or comments that references to abusing illegal drugs
  • Forum threads or comments that references to performing illegal activities

Impersonating an Employee

This category includes:

  • Passing yourself off as a current or past employee of Bad Dragon Forums, especially to post false information
  • Passing yourself off as a current or past moderator of Bad Dragon Forums, especially to post false information

Posting Hacks, Trojan Horses, or Malicious Programs

This category includes:

  • Creating posts, threads, or comments that link to hacks or malicious programs/viruses

Posting Unreleased Content / Hacking Data Files

This category includes:

  • Showing unreleased content from anyone that has been discovered through unauthorized means
  • Showing the results of successful or attempted hacks of the Bad Dragon, Dragonfruit, or e621 servers, websites, or affiliates
  • Showing paid content, or creating posts or comments that link to content only available through paid subscription services
  • Discuss, or display any data not available via public websites
  • Quoting, or otherwise referencing, another user who posts illegal/paid content or data

Racial / Ethnic Hatred

This category includes:

  • Promoting racial/ethnic hatred
  • Language that is recognized as a racial/ethnic slur
  • Creating posts, threads, or comments with hateful content
  • Alluding to a symbol of racial/ethnic hatred

Real-Life Threats

This category includes:

  • Language that refers to violence in any capacity against a person or persons

Role-Play

This category includes:

  • Initiating or partaking in explicit role-play of any type
  • Impersonating fictional/nonfictional characters or people
  • Initiating or partaking in role-play with characters in the related thread/post

Sexual Orientation

This category includes:

  • Insultingly refer to any aspect of sexual orientation pertaining to themselves or other members

Solicitation

This category includes:

  • Soliciting personal or otherwise confidential information of another user or users.
  • Soliciting money or items of monetary value from another user or users
  • Requesting, demanding, or offering to trade images, videos, or any other form of media from another user or users
  • Requesting, demanding, or offering to trade information from another user or users

Spamming or Trolling

This category includes:

  • Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish
  • Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest
  • Causing disturbances in forum threads or comments, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, and/or insult other members
  • Making non-constructive or derailing posts or comments.
  • Abusing the report system, or other website tools by sending false information or nonsensical messages
  • Numbering a thread, IBTL, TL;DR, or any other fad statements
  • Creating threads for the purpose of advertising unrelated businesses

Threat Issues

This category includes:

  • Stating actions of suicide, self-harm/mutilation, depression-induced pain, or other malicious acts of self
  • Threatening to sue any persons, entity, company, or property via any forum or medium
  • Blackmailing or extortion (demanding any kind of compensation, benefit, or advantage in exchange for any stated requirement)
  • Threatening to cause any type of damage to any persons, company, or property via any forum or medium
  • Stating, or alluding to, active campaign efforts against any persons, company, or property via any forum or medium

Making a threat or attempts at blackmail or extortion, as a general rule, is never acceptable on the Bad Dragon Forums. Any reports of these incidents will be fully investigated and severely punished. If you would like to discuss legal matters, please email Forum management at forums[at]bad-dragon.com.

If you do suffer from depression and have thoughts of harming yourself, contact a friend or family member. Alternatively, call the crisis hotline or your local police department. The Bad Dragon Forum staff do not want anyone to be hurt while using this site, but they are not trained to handle emergency situations such as those.

IMPORTANT
Repeatedly violating any area of the Bad Dragon Forums Code of Conduct and Site Rules, including the areas detailed above, will often result in banishment from the forums and site.

This policy is not language-restrictive. Language that falls under this policy will always be subject to the repercussions listed, whether it is inappropriate in English or any other language.

The bottom line is that we want the Bad Dragon Forums to be a fun and safe environment for all members. While posting on its forums and on the site, you will encounter thousands of other people who share different experiences and come from vastly different backgrounds. While certain language and images may or may not be offensive to you, consider the fact that the same language and images may have a completely different effect on someone else.

Signatures
In an attempt to control the content and abuse of signatures on the website, there are a few restrictions put in place to maintain the clean and pleasant viewing experience of our community. A moderator may ask you to adhere to these rules if they feel that your signature is disruptive.

Keep wish lists / toy collections under a spoiler tag.

DO NOT
Create a signature image greater than 200 pixels high


Disciplinary Actions
When a member is found to have violated the Code of Conduct in one or more ways, disciplinary actions will be given from a site administrator in the form of a neutral or negative record. It will contain the specific rule that was broken, and the offending post (or hyperlink to offending post). This is a breakdown of how the disciplinary actions will work:

Notification: This will serve as an advisement that you have violated the Code of Conduct.

Warning: This will serve an official warning that you violated the Code of Conduct.

Suspension: This is a temporary ban from the site and forums.

Permanent Ban: This is a permanent ban from the Bad Dragon Forums and any applicable affiliates. This is reserved for repeated offenses and serious violations of the Code of Conduct.

If you wish to appeal your ban, you may contact the Community Manager or submit a help ticket.

Contact Information

Senior Management
DasaDevil (Community Manager/Lead Admin) - aaron@bad-dragon.com
Exspectre (Forum mod) - steven@bad-dragon.com


Please note that we will not discuss actions against a specific user except with the user themselves.

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